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Donald Trump made a $10 million wire transfer to his campaign on Friday morning, according to the Wall Street Journal, after the latest Federal Election Commission filings showed the Republican presidential candidate donated only $31,000 to his campaign in the first 19 days of October.
Trump advisers told the Journal that the cash will be used as a part of a new advertising blitz in battleground states.
Even after the $10 million wire, Trump will need to spend an additional $34 million to fulfill his repeated assertion that he would provide $100 million to his campaign.
The New York businessman – who says he’s worth about $10 billion, though independent assessors have not been able to validate that claim – has now given about $66 million of his own money to the campaign – most of which was during the lengthy Republican primary race.
The same FEC reports showed that Trump’s campaign had about $16 million left in the bank as of last week. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had about $62 million as of last week.
In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash earlier this week, Trump again insisted that he’d “have more than $100 million in the campaign.”
“And I am prepared to go much more than that,” he said.
Business Insider reached out to the Trump campaign for comment on the transfer but did not immediately receive a response.